In 1959, in a 14 tournament series, he won on points and money in a field of Hoad, Gonzales, Rosewall, Sedgman, Trabert, Anderson, Segura, Cooper, Rose, Hartwig, Giammalva, McGregor. Not a weak link anywhere,.[/QUOTE]
How are some of these players judged to be "not a weak link"? In order to be considered a very good player, in my opinion, a player has to do a fair bit of winning. There are twelve names here. How many events were annually played in those days to permit that many players to build up such impressive records that they would be considered top tier? If you look at Open era stats, it seems that usually four to six players do the majority of the serious damage in any given year.
Where would one be able to find good information on 1950s and 1960s tennis?